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Ex-White House adviser Steve Bannon, others arrested on fraud charges

Federal prosecutors alleged that Bannon and three others orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (Photo: Reuters)
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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (Photo: Reuters)

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US President Donald Trump's former top adviser Stephen Bannon was arrested on Thursday and charged for his role in defrauding thousands of donors in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign known as ‘We Build the Wall' that raised more than $25 million.

Bannon, 66, was charged in an indictment along with Brian Kolfage, 38, an Air Force veteran from Florida, Andrew Badolato, 56, a financier also from Florida and Timothy Shea, 49, of Colorado, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Audrey Strauss said on Thursday.

The men were arrested on Thursday morning and Bannon will be presented

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First Published: Aug 20 2020 | 8:55 PM IST

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